Birthstones are believed to bring good health, wealth and good luck to its wearer. Thus, they are popular components to jewelry of various kinds. They are also perfect personalized gift items for your loved ones. Making various gemstone jewelry can also be great for selling.
You can easily use birthstone colors into rings, bracelets or necklaces.
Of course, the first step of personalizing jewelry with birthstone gems or colors will be to determine the month in which the receiver of the jewelry was born in. Here is a list of gems and their corresponding month assignments:
March Aquamarine, bloodstone
June Moonstone, pearl
August Peridot, sardonyx, spinel
Many believe that this list, which is the most widely used today, originated from Aaron’s breastplate in the Bible. However, there are variety of other lists. Here is another one which is a more exact designation as it deals with zodiac signs.
Zodiac sign: Stone:
Aquarius (Jan. 21- Feb. 18) Garnet
Pieces (Feb. 19-March 20) Amethyst
Aries (March 21- April 20) Bloodstone
Taurus (April 21-May 21) Sapphire
Gemini (May 22-June 21) Agate
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Emerald
Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Onyx
Virgo (Aug. 24- Sep. 22) Carnelian
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 23) Peridot
Scorpio (Oct. 24- Nov. 22) Beryl
Sagittarius (Nov.23 – Dec. 21) Topaz
Capricorn (Dec. 22- Jan. 20) Ruby
But in the end, it’s your personal choice which table to follow.
You can fashion a jewelry set comprised of different accessories such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings with your birthstone of choice adorning them. You can also decide to use more than one birthstone to design your pieces.
If you want to make earrings, you’ll need your nylon jaw pliers, some pinch bails and 10mm gems or crystals. Using your pliers you can pinch the bail into the hole of your chosen crystal. Next, you’ll need to open the loops of your lever-back earrings to attach your crystal. Do the same process to make the other earring to make a pair.
String bracelets are a little easier to make. To make a simple bracelet with your chosen gemstone as a charm, you’ll need the following: a string of beads (preferably strung on leather), some end caps, two jump rings, a magnetic clasp, your chosen stones in bead form, some rounded pliers and finally, needle-nose pliers. Next, you’ll need to assemble them attaching your stone beads onto your jump rings to dangle them onto your bracelet.
You can also make birthstone rings which are a perfect gift for mothers. To make cluster stone rings, you’ll need a variety of gemstone beads ranging from the sizes 6mm up to 8mm. Other materials you’ll need are a loop ring component, headpin, chain and some 0.5mm brass wire. Meanwhile, the tools you’ll need are a side cutting plier, a flat nose plier and a round nose plier.
The use of birthstones for luck has been around for a very long time. Personalized gemstone accessories can be the perfect gift. You can easily make a set of matching accessories using your gemstone of choice.